C-type lysozyme (chicken or conventional type; 1, 4-beta-N-acetylmuramidase). In humans, lysozyme is found in a wide variety of tissue types and body fluids. It has bacteriolytic properties through the hydolysis of beta-1,4, glyocosidic linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in a peptidoglycan, as well as between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrins. This family also includes digestive stomach lysozyme, which allow ruminants to digest bacteria in the foregut. The mammalian enzyme is related to lysozyme found hen egg-whites and related species.